Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

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Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette
Kath Younger

Quinoa with Swiss Chard and Dijon Mustard Vinaigrette

This quinoa salad is versatile and refreshing. It combines red quinoa with Swiss chard, pepper, and tomato. On top, a lemony soy-mustard dressing adds tons of flavor. Enjoy!

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3
Servings
358
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 cup dry quinoa
  • 2 cups water
  • Pinch of kosher salt plus ¼ teaspoon
  • 1 leaf rainbow Swiss chard, chopped
  • 1 tomato, chopped
  • 1/2 bell pepper, chopped
  • Juice of ¼ lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard, heaping
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried dill
  • Pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 2 ounces goat cheese, crumbled

Directions

In a pot large enough to fit a steamer basket, combine the quinoa, water, and pinch of salt. Bring to a boil over high heat, reduce to a simmer and cook for 20 minutes.

In the last 2 minutes, place a steamer basket in the pot. Add the Swiss chard leaves to the steamer and cover with a lid. Remove from heat and combine everything in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, mustard, olive oil, salt, soy sauce, dried dill, and red pepper flakes in a jar and shake to combine. Pour the dressing over the salad. Add the goat cheese and stir to combine. Serve.

Quinoa Shopping Tip

Stock up on quinoa and have it available for the days you are tired of rice or pasta. It's a great substitute for rice, beans, cereal, bulgar, or couscous.

Quinoa Cooking Tip

The general rule is to add one part quinoa to two parts liquid in a saucepan. One cup of quinoa will take about 15 minutes.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
17g
26%
Sugar
2g
N/A
Saturated Fat
4g
22%
Cholesterol
9mg
3%
Protein
13g
25%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
156µg
17%
Vitamin B6
0.4mg
22.1%
Vitamin C
38mg
64%
Vitamin E
4mg
18%
Vitamin K
143µg
100%
Calcium
76mg
8%
Fiber
5g
22%
Folate (food)
125µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
125µg
31%
Iron
4mg
20%
Magnesium
139mg
35%
Monounsaturated
8g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
8%
Phosphorus
336mg
48%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
546mg
16%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.3mg
17.5%
Sodium
445mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.1%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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